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Nurseries and Schools:Mothers Pride - A Strict NO NO
2007-07-20
Name: A Concerned Mother
Hi All,

Trust me , this is not to vent my frustration. This is coming thru concern for young little kids who will gain nothing repeat nothing from this Play School. This I am saying after having first hand bitter experience with my son who went to this Play School for one full year and did not gain anything.I sent my 2 year old son to their school at CP and then later on in Noida for almost one year. Needless to say that he did not learn anything. All they are concerned with is extracting money from you. Paying high fees did not hurt us, but the staff that they have are nothing but young pretty things, with no clue, no compassion, no love , no affection at all as to how to handle kids. It is nothing but a Marketing gimmick. Which play school advertises crazily like them ? None !!! You find that their chairperson Mrs Sudha Gupta has all the gyaan in the world abt how to raise kids. What is not mentioned is that she was just an ordinary housewife of an MCD Official. From where has all this money come to build Play Schools one after another. Yaar paisa lo koi baat nahi, lekin take care of the kids naa. Teach them , play with them, instill some values, some enthusiasm in them.
One whole year of my son got wasted there, that is why I am posting a detailed message here so that other parents like me do not make the same mistake. Your child is precious and deserves better than the cold blooded and careless behaviour he will be subjected to in Mothers Pride.
The school is not open for more then 15 days in any month. 15 is also on the higher side. One day they will have a picnic, the next two days they will be closed , god knows why. When the MCD sealing drive was going on in Delhi and there was no disturbance at all in NOida, even then the Noida play school was closed for nearly 2 weeks. Then they have these innumerable functions in these stadiums in which some vague Minister shall come and innaugurate and then again they will be closed for 2-3 days. All mothers think that their children are special, I might not be an exception. I also think that my child might not be special but definitely he is not a dullard. But in the one year that he went there, he did not learn any English words, no rhymes, no concept abt shapes colors. All that I shared with him at home, is all he knew. We went to talk to his teacher repeatedly and were surprised to find the young girl who was his teacher, could hardly speak a grammatically correct English sentence herself. She also continuosly mixed up the genders with him being used for her, and she for he and so on. So I was like if she herself is like this what knowledge will she pass on to my son.
I would also like to tell you that they stuff 25-30 children per class. Can you imagine what any child in that sort of a claustrophobic environment, at such an impressionable age will learn . They try to give you the crap that they have two teachers taking care of these 25-30 kids. So there are 15 childern per teacher. If that is the case why not have separate classes with 15 children each. That way there will be some focussed attention on these 15 children. They have just one teacher over 25-30 children no matter what they say, and the other one probably just helps once in a while. No wonder my kid did not learn a word there. I have spoken to other parents as well in PTA' s and they also share similar concerns.
Only those people who seem to be taken in by their high profile advertising, eliteness , colorful ambience, AC environment, pretty young girls as staff , seem to be excited abt this Play School. Tell me something, do any of the things mentioned above like advertising, eliteness, colorful and AC environment help in the developement of a child well and instilling good values in him. No. We have never been given such environmnet, but still we are doing reasonbly all right for ourselves, hai naa. According to me what a child needs is just affection, concern , care, attention, and to be lovingly told the rights and wrongs in life. He has to learn to love his school, enjoy it, and then obviously there will be no stopping the learning.
Unfortunately it didn' t happen with my son. Now I have realized my mistake taken him out from Mothers Pride and am sending him to a simpler play school. Good Riddance according to me.I don' t mind all the money that we lost in paying up the huge registration etc at MP, just that the time lost shall never come back. So this is an endeavour for all the impressionable parents there, to request to them to not fall for the marketing gimmicks of Mothers Pride and take a decisison based on your heart and logic....
All the best.



 
2016-01-14
#1
Name: shikha
Subject:  hi
hi, seeing your review, i am saved. i will enroll my kid to another school now. It is sad to see that the schools are using such cheap marketing strategies just to make money. Why dont they think about the kids anymore? Is money the only thing that is left in this life? It is definitely a very bad thing that is happening. we must do something about this.
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2016-01-12
#2
Name: Pooja
Subject:  Thanks
Thanks for all those who explained the true picture of mother's pride.I am a mother of 1.5 yr old kid and in search of good playschool for him.Your valuable feedback help me and many of other parents like us.I am fully aware of Mother's Pride baby show reality that its a purely marketing strategy but its quite shocking that after taking money also they are not teaching or taking care of children well. One of my colleague also shared exactly same feedback that his son learnt nothing in 1 full year.
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2016-01-12
#3
Name: pooja
Subject:  thanks
thanks
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2015-11-14
#4
Name: Unhappy Mother
Subject:  Presidium school was one of the biggest mistakes of my life!
Based on some of the reviews on this school, I also chose presidium Dwarka for my 4 year old daughter. Couple of months later, my husband got transferred to another country because of which we had to request for withdrawal. The school authority made us run from pole to post for our own hard earned money. We chased them for over 3-4 months for a full and final settlement but they kept ignoring. Even after leaving from India, I continued to follow up with the school head (Nidhi) and accountant Sanjay but without much success. 5 months later, after several emails, phone calls, the school accountant transfers an adhoc amount to my bank account after deducting almost 70% of the total fees and never gave us any explanation. They charged us for the books which were never given to us either. They are a bunch of highly unprofessional people robbing money from innocent parents. Please beware!
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2016-01-24
#5
Name: sakshi
Subject:  hi
i heard another incident about the presidium school that they delayed the transfer certificate and children started their school just before the exam. what a loss it was. schools should understand that education is one of the biggest work they are doing and should not make it as business. everyone should watch chalk and duster moviie. based on the business of the education system.
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2014-06-17
#6
Name: Concerned Father
Subject:  Re good play school in Sahibabad
Thanks for sharing your experience. Please spare a bit more time to refer some good play schools.
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2014-01-10
#7
Name: Sonu p
Subject:  Mothers pride
Mothers Pride offers best of services and education and it has been a pleasure sending both of my children there.
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2013-11-25
#8
Name: Sapna Kumari
Subject:  Nice experince
I am a parent of a 2 year toddler studying at Mother’s Pride. I really like the school quality and hygiene standards.
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2013-10-28
#9
Name: Riya Kumari Singh
Subject:  Mother´ s pride
Mother' s Pride school engages students in various activities developing them from such young age. I am glad I chose this for my toddler
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2013-09-24
#10
Name: Sujata
Subject:  Play School Fee
For benefit of parents can you share information what fee your play school charged
Name of Play school..........................City
Admission Fee.....................
Annual Fee.........................
Security Fee.............
Monthly Fee.................
Transport Fee(p.m.)...............
Day Care Fee(p.m..................

name of baby/parent is not required for privacy reasons.
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2013-08-30
#11
Name: Komal Kumari
Subject:  Mother´ s Pride is good
Hello all
mother' s pride is best play school in Delhi
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2013-08-16
#12
Name: Akansha Joshi
Subject:  Mother´ s Pride Rockkkkkkk
My daughter is going to Mother’s Pride, she likes going to school and enjoys the activities at school. Teachers are very nice and loving. I just love the way they handle the kids there, I myself have seen, I accompanied my daughter to school for 1st three days and saw how good they are at their work. You must visit once.
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2013-09-21
#13
Name: Divya Singh
Subject:  Best Play School Mother´ s Pride
Right Akansha Joshi,

I am very satisfied with mother’s pride. My 2 years daughter admitted in mothers pride and I m really happy with her performance. Thanks Mother’s Pride
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2013-07-27
#14
Name: Arun Kumar
Subject:  
I am a mother of a 2 year old son and I live in a nuclear family, my son always felt discomfort and used to cry when he was with any person other than me and my husband so I was very nervous whether he will be able to learn in play school away from us. We choose Mother’s Pride and first three days they have where parents can go along with the child to help the child adjust well. I was really happy to see that on the third and the last day my son was feeling like home and enjoying with other children and was even comfortable with the teachers. This was only because of the positive jolly atmosphere, the engaging activities and the teachers who are expert in handling kids. I must say it is the best play school in Delhi.
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2013-09-28
#15
Name: Sonam Singh
Subject:  Mother´ s Pride
Mother’s Pride school actually pampers its students. This gifted my daughter with such a gift which was given to all students that too on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. I really like the school taking every effort to bring a smile to the kid’s faces even if it is the day of teachers (Teacher’s Day).
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2010-03-22
#16
Name: Harjeet Singh Makkar
Subject:  Thanks
Thanks for sharing all this information
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2010-01-08
#17
Name: saloni
Subject:  Mother´ s Pride- Best investment
I completely and firmly disagree with the fact that Mother’s Pride is not the appropriate school for kids. My kid was in Mother’s Pride a year back and now, he is in Presidium, Mother’s Pride’s formal school. No play school makes the kids learn about computer, as Mother’s Pride does. I, being a mother of two kids, believe that both my kids deserve the best of schools in their lives and Mother’s Pride, Presidium are the perfect ones for them as they are getting trained for the newest internet savvy and competitive world of 21st century. As far as I am concerned, I am happy with my baby’s stage presentations and countless activities that his school organizes for students. Who doesn’t want her baby to be a leader in future and not a follower? At least, I am loving it here at Mother’s Pride & Presidium.
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2009-09-09
#18
Name: Bebu Shah
Subject:  Frustrated Parents
You seem to be a frustrated parent who expect moon from schools. You would not be satisfied in any school of the world. Every school has a system of teaching and working. Give them some time and space to work. Spitting your frustration in this forum is the easiest thing you can do. Most of the times, if you have a small spat with the school, may be over a half eaten lunch box, people start abusing whole school.

My dear. You might be an unlucky case. But noth of my children are studying at Mother' s Pride schools. We are highly satisfied with their performance. I being an IT professional, evaluate each and every activity of my children and find that Mother' s Pride curriculum has been designed in highly scientific manner. But it requires lot of brain and exposure of latest child development theories to understand this. Might be that you miss such attributes.

I recommend you try some government school with a simpler setup.
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2009-09-09
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Name: Bebu Shah
Subject:  Frustrated Parents
You seem to be a frustrated parent who expect moon from schools. You would not be satisfied in any school of the world. Every school has a system of teaching and working. Give them some time and space to work. Spitting your frustration in this forum is the easiest thing you can do. Most of the times, if you have a small spat with the school, may be over a half eaten lunch box, people start abusing whole school.

My dear. You might be an unlucky case. But noth of my children are studying at Mother' s Pride schools. We are highly satisfied with their performance. I being an IT professional, evaluate each and every activity of my children and find that Mother' s Pride curriculum has been designed in highly scientific manner. But it requires lot of brain and exposure of latest child development theories to understand this. Might be that you miss such attributes.

I recommend you try some government school with a simpler setup.
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2009-06-24
#20
Name: Rohit
Subject:  Stop Cribbbing--Leave Indianism
Upbringing your children is not you should leave it to the school alone,i beliebe it needs your contribution too because your child spends more time with you when nnot in school,so i would assume you walking him through what is right and what is not in left too and not leaving the entire reponsibility on school.

From the name it looks like a play school and play school will obviously have more emphasis on entertaining the children than instilling values in them.

Your frustation simply reflects the anger around the money you have spent for your child which you realize was not a good descision that time but somehow even you got carried away when you heard lot about mothers pride and without doing your home work admitted your child to mother' s pride.

I believe most of the parents who are talking about money in this discussion forum know from the core of there heart that its not money but the time constraints that forces them to admitt their children in playschool because most of parents are working and in today' s busy world if both teh parents are working who is goingto take care of the child in their absence and taking into account that one decides to keep his/her children engaged with playfull activites and takes a pledge to admitt them to a play school or day care.

Reading your comments about the school and the home work you have done with Sudha gupta' s background has nothing to do with the entire discussion because the day you will understand the essence of admitting play school you will not have much emphasis on where her husband was working and where all the money came ,as you did not have that innovative idea,so you crib about it.

Moreover reading your vertatim even shows you need to learn the sentence construction instead of blaming faculity there about this.

A 2/3 year old kid will not have an understanding of grammatically correct sentences ,sentence construction,so ona and so forth,its a play school and you they need to do is to ensure your kids are enjoying when in school.I hope you are not one of those parents who will end up creating lot of over achievers.

If you are so concerened and worried,i hope your reply to this post is going to be the outcome of finally what you researched and decided and would share that with everybody so that all participants in the discussion would have enough chices to select what to go forward with.

Good Luck and Stop cribbing !!!
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